August 26, 2020 Adventures
From our President
 It’s such a bummer to have to cancel our Wine Place And Show fundraiser, but when you look at the Rotary 4-Way Test it was the right thing to do. I want to thank Alison for her hard work and leadership and the WPS committee for all their hard work.
We will be back next year with the best event yet. Thank you to all our sponsors and those who bought tickets. It’s pretty awesome when all of our sponsors refused to take their money back and want to support our foundation. That is an indication of some of the wonderful people we have in our club and is why I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday mornings.
Mindy's Musings
Oh, how I wish I could multitask! Being Mistress of Zoom AND taking notes for The Beacon proved too tough for me before that second cup of coffee. Hopefully, I scribbled well enough that you can get the gist of the meeting.
We were treated to this year’s second President for the Day, Ken Quarnberg. He looked super comfortable at the podium; don’t you think?! He invited Dr. Joe Nunez to recite his beautiful invocation and Andrew Ozanich to lead us in the flag salute. Denise Haynes, who has truly become our resident songstress, led us in singing “My Country Tis of Thee.”
Before Ken turned the mic over for our program, he had to call up Bill Black who was totally twinning with a near-identical plaid shirt. Next time share the dress code memo, gentlemen.  
Cheryl Scott had the privilege of introducing our speaker for the day: Christian Clegg, Manager for the City of Bakersfield. You really have to feel for a guy who comes to a new city to replace a 27-year veteran (Alan Tandy) then mere weeks later, COVID-19 hits!
First thing, he commented that other local Rotary Clubs don’t sing (Take that, Bakersfield East!)  
Meeting Duties
September 2, 2020
Ramos-Alvarez, Teresa
Reagor, Marilee
Quarnberg, Kenneth
Flag Salute
Samora, Martha
Visiting Rotarians
Scott, Dennis
September 16, 2020
Selby, Sally
Simmons, Nick
Tripicchio, Frank
Flag Salute
Turnipseed, Michael
Visiting Rotarians
Walker, Neil
September 23, 2020
Williamson, Jason
Wilmot, Mindy
Wooldridge, Frank
Flag Salute
Alexander, Jacqueline
Visiting Rotarians
Ashcraft, Chelsea
September 30, 2020
Baker, Stephanie
Blunt, Darin
Berry, Kathy
Flag Salute
Bender, Dale
Visiting Rotarians
Bensusen, Connie
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 02, 2020 6:45 AM
What is happening with CASA of Kern County
What is happening with CASA of Kern County
Sep 09, 2020
Sep 16, 2020 6:45 AM
Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC)
Sep 23, 2020 6:45 AM
United Way of Kern County
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